Updated Bylaws – Available for Comments

The Division’s bylaws amendments are available for comment and will be voted upon at the annual business meeting on Thursday, March 28th … where we will take an interactive poll vote for ratification.

Please take a look at the draft bylaws and provide any comments/suggestions on the form below over the next two weeks by Thursday, May 28, 2020

Announcing the Winners of the Seventh Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability!

The American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) is pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability. The awards honor projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting sustainable communities.

The winners represent extraordinary achievements in eight Sustainable Planning categories. The categories and winners are:

 

Community Plan: City of Pittsburgh, EcoInnovation District Plan (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

RENDER_Blvd of Allies_AFTER - Pitts

 

 

Municipal, State, or Regional Plan: Department of Energy & Environment and the DC Office of Planning, Sustainable DC 2.0 (Washington, District of Columbia)

MySustainableDCStory

 

Policy, Law, or Tool: Utile, Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines (Boston, Massachusetts)

03 Public realm guidelines - boston

 

Energy Plan or Project: BuroHappold Engineering & HEET, GeoMicroDistrict Feasibility Study (Massachusetts)

Prototypical Street Segments

 

Green Infrastructure Plan or Project: Meyer Studio Land Architects, Heartwood Greenway System (Omaha, Nebraska)

MSLA_Heartwood5

 

Park, Recreation, or Open Space Plan or Project: Parks and Recreation Department, Our Parks, Our Future: Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan (Austin, Texas)

Identifying Areas in Need of Parkland - austin

 

Urban Design Plan or Development Project: ReMake Group, Hazelwood Green Preliminary Land Development Plan (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Architectural; Illustration; Rendering; Sketch; Watercolor; Skibba; Zanetta

 

Leadership in Sustainability: City of West Hollywood, California (West Hollywood, California)

CAP Highlights 2017 Infographic

7th Annual Awards For Excellence in Sustainability

APA-SCD is excited to announce that the nomination period for the 2020 Awards is now open! 

The Sustainable Communities Division Awards for Excellence in Sustainability is an annual program that honors projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations dedicated to supporting sustainable communities. Each year, the award winners are announced during the annual National Planning Conference.

Entries are accepted through 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Awards page.

Upcoming Awards Webinars

2019 winners

The SCD’s annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability honors projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable communities. The 2020 awards process will be announced in early November 2019.

To kick everything off, we will be hosting two webinars with speakers representing four of the 2019 Award-winning teams. On each webinar, we will also provide an overview of the 2020 awards process.

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e-Bulletin for 08/22/2019

In this issue:

  • Washing DC’s new Anacostia River crossing
  • The good and bad news in California greenhouse gas emissions inventory

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e-Bulletin for 08/08/2019

In this issue:

  • Milwaukee’s green infrastructure
  • Building dementia-friendly communities

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e-Bulletin for 07/25/2019

In this issue:

  • Startups moving from suburbs to cities with good transit
  • Dangerous head waves in cities
  • And more!

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